[Olive View] – Olive View-UCLA Medical Center has teamed up with “Rooms That Rock 4 Chemo” to transform a cancer treatment clinic into a healing haven.
A dedication ceremony featuring clinic patients, hospital, and nonprofit executives will be held on Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, at 9 a.m.
Hospital employees joined a talented crew of RTR4C designers, volunteers, and artists to transform the Oncology Clinic into a warm, vibrant, and peaceful environment through paint and stencil designs. The redesigned space will feature artwork and a “Wall of Courage” intended to support patients on their road to recovery and wellness. To donate to the “Wall of Courage,” please visit: https://www.classy.org/checkout/donation?eid=66050
“We are excited for this opportunity to work with Rooms That Rock 4 Chemo to transform our Oncology Clinic into a more calming space for patients during a difficult time in their lives,” said Dr. Phillis Wu, attending hematologist and oncologist. “This project has taken over six months of planning to come to fruition and is made possible by the support of RTR4C and Olive View personnel from administration down to our amazing staff. Everyone involved in this project had a singular goal in mind, which was to embrace this opportunity to give something back to our patients.”
The clinic serves over 2,000 low-income patients a year seeking treatment for breast, colon, lung, and many other cancer types. The project has transformed typical treatment rooms into ones that provide a sense of calm and tranquility for an optimal healing environment for these courageous individuals and their families.
“We are excited to partner with Olive View-UCLA Medical Center to ‘rock’ our 18th clinic for oncology patients. This ambitious project is one of our largest, and will undoubtedly have a transformative effect on the patients who are treated – often for long periods of time – in these facilities and the caregivers who work in them. Our goal at RTR4C has remained simple from the start: create positive, healing and uplifting spaces. We look forward to the community efforts that will make this transformation possible at Olive View — and in just one weekend,” said Nancy Ballard, founder and executive director of RTR4C.
About Rooms That Rock 4 Chemo
Rooms That Rock 4 Chemo (RTR4C) is a nonprofit devoted to creating positive, healing spaces for chemotherapy patients. Supported by a team of talented interior designers, community and corporate sponsors, RTR4C has transformed 300 chemotherapy rooms in 18 facilities in the United States and El Salvador, offering patients and their loved ones respite from an often sterile and bleak environment. As the hospital atmosphere is improved, the patient’s emotional well-being is positively impacted. For more information, visit www.roomsthatrock4chemo.org.
About Olive View-UCLA Medical Center
Olive View-UCLA Medical Center is run by the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. The hospital serves residents of the San Fernando and Antelope Valleys. The hospital is affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Olive View-UCLA offers residency programs in 22 specialty areas and also operates an on-campus School of Nursing. The facility is a national leader in clinical research to improve quality of care. For more information visit www.dhs.lacounty.gov.